CAT/C/71/D/843/2017 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 30 September 2021 English Original: French Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 843/2017*, ** Communication submitted by: O.N. (represented by counsel, TRIAL International) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Burundi Date of complaint: 18 July 2017 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rules 114 and 115 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 20 September 2017 (not issued as a public document) Date of decision: 22 July 2021 Subject matter: Torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; lack of effective investigation and redress Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; measures to prevent acts of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; systematic monitoring of custody and treatment of prisoners; State party’s obligation to ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation; right to file a complaint; right to redress Articles of the Convention: Articles 2 (1), 11, 12, 13 and 14, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16, and article 16 * Adopted by the Committee at its seventy-first session (12–30 July 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdoğan İşcan, Liu Huawen, Ilvija Pūce, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Peter Vedel Kessing. GE.21-13853 (E) 221021 221021

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